Esports journalist taken off flight because she was wearing a Marvel cap


Kicked off the flight — Amanda Stevens (@sagegnosis) October 12, 2016 Yesterday eSports reporter Amanda Stevens was on her way to the League of Legends World Championship Chicago when her apparel – an A$AP Rocky t-shirt and a Black Panther cap purchased at Hot Topic, made the flight crew uncomfortable. She was removed from the […]

NYCC ’16: For Elite Beat Fans – See a special preview of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES


Hey Elite Beat readers, as a thank you for your continued attention you’re among the first to get a crack at seeing an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes look and film footage from War for the Planet of The Apes,  a new film in the Ape-tastic series debuting next July. Mo-Cap genius Andy Serkis, director MATT REEVES and Producer DYLAN CLARK […]

Comics Journalism is alive!!! Pt II: Akhtar kickstarts new zine, Critical Chips


Not only is comics blogging still alive, but so is PRINT comics criticism! Zainab Akhtar, formerly of Comics & Cola and now of Short Box, is launching a Kickstarter for Critical Chips, a print magazine of comics criticism by some of today’s most important writers. The zine will contain both essays and comics, with a […]

Comics Journalism is alive!!! Comics Should be Good and Robot 6 alums set up new shops


The revamed phasing out its bloggy subsites, but a lot of the writers involved still have blogging in their blood. This is a calling and a curse you see. Kind of like beng a superhero. The Comics Should Be Good crew have announced they are launching their own site, Atomic Junk Shop, with Greg […]

31 Days of Halloween: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl You the Choose Story #1


Continuing with our look at Diamond Halloween Comic Fest offerings, here a seasonal adventure by Ryan North, Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi featuring Squirrel Girl in a “choose your own variable outcome fictional tale” thinger featuring Hobgblin, who is in danngter of being turned into a latte any second due to his pumpkinoid head. a) This […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Three Stooges in “Halloween Hullabaloo”


    It’s that time of year – there’s a snap in the air, something pumpkin flavored in your hand, and Halloween pop up shops are, well, popping up everywhere! It’s time for our annual Halloween celebretion here at The Beat. And of course, you are asked to participate by sneidng art and liks to […]

INTERVIEW: Teri S. Wood discusses the grim toll of war in WANDERING STAR


“I haven’t even tried to watch Game of Thrones because I have heard that they keep killing people off, and I can’t stand that! Which I imagine sounds kinda awful, considering how quick with the knife I was in Wandering Star. I mean, look what I did to the Earth! But it had to happen. Wars don’t come without loss.”